Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Scientists combine the ultra-fast with the ultra-small to pioneer microscopy at terahertz frequencies
Posted on February 21, 2017 at 5:45 pm

For the first time ever, scientists have captured images of terahertz electron dynamics of a […]

A new computer model explores how proteins are controlled 'at a distance'
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm

EPFL scientists have created a new computer model that can help better design of allosteric drugs, […]

Group introduces six new particles to standard model to solve five enduring problems
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

(Phys.org)—A quartet of researchers has boldly proposed the addition of six new particles to […]

Controlling friction levels through on/off application of laser light
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 1:10 pm

A National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) research group discovered that the amount of […]